I took a photo
And sent it to you
Of my right big toe
Coloured black and blue
But did you really want to see
The consequence of a concrete slab,
And my clumsy body?
I didn't see what was in the way
If only I knew
Is it normal that my nail's gone grey?
I wish I'd worn a sturdier shoe
I went running the next morning
Assumed it'd be fine
Ignoring the swelling
Which on reflection, was unwise
After over exerting
I forgot to rest and recuperate
Again my toe started hurting
Too little too late.
I heard you can break a toe
The bruising soon goes
And then you look more carefully where you're going
No harm done
No need to seek help
You'll still walk, dance, run
But a twinge is sometimes felt.
I'm sorry right big toe, and my body too
For leaving my foot a mess
And I'm sorry to you
For being careless
So when your rushing
From one thing to another
It could be your heart or your toe that gets a squashing
Your feelings of pain you should never smother.
Take time, keep it elevated
Put on some ice
See what you created
WRITTEN BY BETHAN SCREEN
PHOTOGRAPHY BY ASHUNI LUCÍA PÉREZ